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Sustainable Farming Quarterly Issues

Entries highlighted in bold are particularly relevant for organic production.

December 1989, Volume 1 Issue 1

Table of contents

  • “New” agriculture responds to threats of resources depletion, contamination pp. 1-2
  • LISA project responds to regional diversity p. 3
  • “Friendly” computer data accessible to everyone p. 4
  • Land stewardship is the heart and soul of “sustainable agriculture” p. 5
  • Resources and Research p. 6
  • Summer farm tours fostered vital exchange of ideas p. 7
  • Profile: Bud Barta, Lewiston, MT p. 8

June 1990, Volume 2 Issue 2

Table of contents

  • A new generation of biological farm products: Proven “miracles” scarce pp. 1-4
  • Green manures get a second look in Montana, pp. 1-6
  • Project leader has diverse ag background, p. 4-5
  • Sustainable Agriculture Act of 1990 would promote program flexibility, p. 5
  • Montana farm tours showcase Gould’s successful sustainable techniques, p. 7
  • Farm improvement clubs promote grassroots networking, p. 8

September 1990, Volume 2 Issue 3

Table of contents

  • Synthetic nitrogen application, pp. 1-3
  • Legumes in rotation work well if moisture can be conserved, pp. 1-2
  • Farm tour reveal grower innovations, pp. 4-7
  • Farmer learns value of legumes in continuous cropping, pp. 5-6
  • Resources p. 8

December 1990, Volume 2 Issue 4

Table of contents

  • Less fallow means more profit in Colorado study, pp. 1-2
  • Persian Gulf crisis stimulates interest in green manures, pp. 2-3
  • Sustainable ag questions? AERO database has answers, p. 4
  • Utah researchers excited about alternative cash crop, p. 5
  • Beneficial insects in cover-crop systems attract new attention, pp. 6-7
  • Resources, p. 8

April 1991, Volume 3 Issue 1

Table of contents

  • Grass: Using nature’s way of building the soil, pp. 1-8
  • At last: Farm Bill recognizes benefits of sustainable farming techniques, pp. 1-2
  • On-farm testing gives first-hand results, p. 5-8
  • Intensive management key to this farm’s sustainability, pp. 6-7
  • Sustainable-farming database debuts, p. 9
  • Resources, p. 10

August 1991, Volume 3 Issue 2

Table of contents

  • Soil conservation takes root in reduced-till options, pp. 1-5
  • A “bumper crop” of legume options takes root in Montana, pp. 3-4
  • Agriculture, public agree on the importance of clean environment, p. 5

December 1991, Volume 3 Issue 3

Table of contents

  • “Living soil” depends on microbial management, pp. 1-4
  • Resources, p. 5
  • Rotating your farm into sustainability, p. 6

April 1992, Volume 4 Issue 1

Table of contents

  • Black medic down under, pp. 1-2
  • Moisture monitoring with “eyes beneath the soil”, pp. 3-4
  • Soil management alters natural fertility, pp. 5-6
  • Utah legumes liven up dryland, irrigated soils, p. 7
  • Resources, p. 8

July 1992, Volume 4 Issue 2

Table of contents

  • Conservation option pays dividends to Utah growers, pp. 1-2
  • Lentil rotations prove themselves in Canadian wheat fields: more protein, organic matter, pp. 1-5
  • Biosolid proof: yields jumps when nutrients are returned. pp. 4-5
  • Sustainable ag has positive influence on rural community, pp. 6-7
  • Resources, p. 8

October 1992, Volume 4 Issue 3

Table of contents

  • It’s time to stop growing your wild oats, pp. 1-2
  • Farm soils instead of fields, pp. 1-6
  • Dryland farming resources guide released, p. 7
  • Resources, p. 8

February 1993, Volume 4 Issue 4

Table of contents

  • Why on-farm testing can make a difference, pp. 1-4
  • Will decade of progress be plowed under soon? pp. 1-6
  • Farmer hopes to show CRP improvements pay, p. 3
  • Western coalition tackles sustainable ag issues, p. 5
  • Resources, p. 7

June 1993, Volume 5 Issue 1

Table of contents

  • Economics and environment, pp. 1-8
  • Montana’s farm improvement clubs are a collaborative learning community, pp. 1-5
  • Kellogg Foundation supports region’s shift to a more sustainable agriculture, p. 5
  • Going whole “hog” for soil health, p. 9
  • Increasing the chances for people to farm, p. 10
  • Resources, p. 12

October 1993, Volume 5 Issue 2

Table of contents

  • Stewardship pays on Montana grain farms, pp. 1-3
  • Vegetable oil fuels get another look, pp. 1-5
  • How to avoid driving your soil into the ground, p. 4
  • Resources, p. 6

February 1994, Volume 5 Issue 3

Table of contents

  • Non-chemical weed control methods prove themselves, pp. 1-3
  • Top quality grain, good yields follow green manure crops, pp. 1-6
  • Canadians give post-emergence tillage cautious thumbs-up, p. 3
  • Polymers, transplanting, weed barriers team up to capture soil moisture, p. 7
  • Resources, p. 8

May 1994, Volume 5 Issue 4

Table of contents

  • Beeting the odds: Strip-tilling helps control wind erosion, pp. 1-2
  • Bug your Russian wheat aphid to death, pp. 1-5
  • Hot water a promising “herbicide”, p. 2
  • Computers can’t farm, but they can help manage, p. 3
  • Grass clippings, leaf mulch invite return of earthworms to bad soil, p. 3
  • Resources, p. 6

August 1994, Volume 6 Issue 1

Table of contents

  • Harvest the wheat and chaff, but then use BOTH, pp. 1-2
  • Overcoming seep: intensive management techniques bring land back into production, pp. 1-4
  • “Leaf spot” mystifies plant pathologists, p. 4
  • Fighting the wheat curl mite by eliminating green bridge, p. 5
  • Resources, p. 6

February 1995, Volume 6 Issue 2

Table of contents

  • Let them eat weeds, pp. 1-2
  • Saskatchewan grain farms pass organic muster, pp. 3-4
  • Using the right tillage tool can reduce the need for herbicides, p. 4
  • Water, water everywhere… and now Joe’s cattle have more than a drop to drink, pp. 1-5
  • WSU researchers fine tune on-farm testing, p. 6
  • Sustainable agriculture successes documented in seven-state study, p. 6
  • Resources, p. 7

July 1995, Volume 6 Issue 3

Table of contents

  • Alfalfa tops annual legumes for building soil, pp. 1-6
  • Look back, moving ahead: the SFQ says its goodbyes, pp. 1-2
  • Support for sustainable agriculture has blossomed in SFQ’s lifetime, p. 2
  • SARE offers training for ag professionals, p. 3
  • Flea beetles launch attack on Montana leafy spurge, p. 6
  • Reduce your herbicide bill with variable application, p. 7
  • Teamwork leads to shared discovery, pp. 8-9
  • Listen up: your tractor tells a story, p. 9
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